Friends (1994–2004)
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The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies 

Joey's soap opera character is killed off after he brags in an interview that he writes his own lines. Chandler is unnerved by Eddie's strange behavior, while Ross and Rachel compare their past lovers as do Richard and Monica.


Michael Lembeck


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Tom Selleck ... Dr. Richard Burke
Adam Goldberg ... Eddie Menuek
Roark Critchlow ... Dr. Mike Horton
Mary Gallagher ... Tilly
Vanessa Sandin Vanessa Sandin ... Amber
Brian Posehn ... Messenger
James E. Reilly James E. Reilly ... Writer (as Jim Reilly)


Chandler finds out Eddie is not only much less fun then Joey, but positively crazy and frighteningly suspicious and inconsistent. Ross is stressing out to learn Rachel had 'animal sex' with Paolo; Richard and Monica are uncomfortable to learn she is only his second lover, he the last in a long row; there's a logistical dilemma for both couples' make up-sex. After Joey told a TV digest he 'rewrites some of his dialogues', an insulted scenarist writes his character, Dr. Drake Ramoray, to fall to his death, ending his Days of Our Lives career. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.33 : 1
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Ross asks Richard if he was in Vietnam. Tom Selleck, who plays Richard, also played Thomas Magnum (Magnum PI), who was a Vietnam veteran (Navy SEAL). See more »


When the gang comes over to comfort Joey, Monica says she straightened Joey's shower curtain so he wouldn't get mildew. However, we see Joey's bathroom in Friends: The One Where Joey Moves Out and he does not have a shower curtain, he has sliding glass doors. See more »


Rachel Green: Ross, you are so much better for me than Paolo ever was. I mean, you care about me, you're loving, you make me laugh.
Dr. Ross Geller: Oh hey, if I make you laugh, here's an idea. Why don't you have Paolo over to have a romp in the sack and I'll just stand in the corner and tell knock knock jokes.
Rachel Green: Ross, look, what you and I have is special. All Paolo and I ever had was...
Dr. Ross Geller: Animal sex, animal sex... so what are you saying? I mean are you saying that like there's nothing between us "animal" at all? I mean, there's...
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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »


And a Crusty Old Man Said, 'I'll Do What I Can'
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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Goodbye Dr Ramorey
11 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Ross gets insecure when Rachel compares him and her former lover Paolo, Monica and Richard talk their individual numbers and elsewhere Chandler finds Eddie (A brilliant Adam Goldberg) is not only not as much fun or as interesting to spend time with as Joey, but he is also prone to mood swings and is very suspicious and his behaviour erratic. Meanwhile Joey manages to upset the writers of 'Days Of Our Lives' when he suggests he writes his own lines during a magazine interview.

There is some great stuff in this episode, mainly revolving around Joey, Chandler and Eddie

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